In the wake of her memorable speech at the Golden Globes on Sunday night, several Oprah Winfrey supporters and many stars now ask her to run for the US presidency.
Receiving the Cecil B. DeMille Award for her entire career, the one who is also an actress paid tribute to the #MeToo anti-harassment campaign (“me too”), launched after the scandal and which encourages women victims harassment to testify publicly.
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She also greeted the memory of Recy Taylor, a black woman who dared to report to the authorities her rape by several white men in 1944 and who died in December shortly before her 98th birthday.
Oprah Winfrey, 63, lamented “a culture broken by powerful and brutal men”. “For too long women have not been heard or believed if they dared to tell the truth about the power of these men, but it’s over for them, it’s over for them,” she said., in front of a standing room some of which had tears in their eyes.
“So I want all the girls who are watching now to know that a new dawn is on the horizon,” she added.
She cited the name of the organization “Time’s up” (founded) to fund the defense of women victims at work by several hundred actresses including Natalie Portman and Reese Witherspoon.
“And when this new dawn finally arrives, it will be because so many beautiful women – many of whom are in this room tonight – and some rather phenomenal men, are fighting hard to make sure that they will become the leaders that we will lead to a time when no one will ever have to say MeToo, “continued Oprah Winfrey, also praising the role of the press.
“It is the insatiable dedication to discover the absolute truth that prevents us from turning a blind eye to corruption and injustice,” she said. “I want to say that I attach importance to the press more than ever before as we try to navigate these complex times.”